Speakers Bureau
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The IRC Speakers Bureau is a collection of IRC members willing to share their expertise and experiences with the Greater Kansas City area. The members of the Bureau don’t charge a fee for their speaking time and are available to the Greater Kansas City area (but it is ultimately their decision where to travel).

Click on the pictures of the speakers to learn more about them.

Jeffrey Bell

Shareholder – Polsinelli PC


 -Immigration Law and Policy



Kirk Doan

Attorney at Stinson Leonard Street LLP


-International Mails, Foreign Postal Systems, Health Care Policy of other countries




Pamela Frank

Director of International Services, Children's Mercy Hospital


-Global business, International Healthcare



Matthew Hughes

Executive Director of the IRC


-Cultural Competence, Global Education 



Dr. Brad Kleindl

Dean, College of Management and Professor of Marketing at Park University


-Marketing, Management, Academia



Dr. Michael Makara

Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Central Missouri (UCM)  


-Middle Eastern politics and current events in the Middle East




Dr. Emmanuel Ngomsi

President, All World Languages & Cultures, Inc.


-Intercultural Communication


Senior Funds Counsel, Baring Vostok Capital Partners


-Russian Business Ventures & Russian Economy




Robert Rebori

President of Bio-Microbics


-International Business (including trade shows, meetings, and pricing policies)



 Dr. Karen Schell

  Clinical Assistant Professor at University of Kansas Medical Center


  -Development of Respiratory Therapy in Ghana



Michael Wood

Board member of local, national, and international non-profits


-SE Asia, Africa (primarily West and South), Poaching of Endangered Species, Peace Corps



Dr. Brian Wright 

Professor of Political Science at Johnson County Community College


-United Nations, Immigration, Human rights, Environmental Politics